B.C. Supreme Court frowns on salary continuance

Court cites established principle that damages for wrongful dismissal are paid in a lump sum
By Todd Humber
|Canadian Employment Law Today

When it comes to salary continuance, employers and employees often find themselves sitting on different sides of the fence.

Employees usually want the full amount in a lump-sum payment. If a worker is awarded 10 months’ notice by the court, he wants a cheque cut for the full amount.

But employers sometimes want to stretch the payments out over the reasonable notice period, continuing the employee’s salary as if he was still working for the company until the obligation has been met.